Black plastic coat hanger

Coat Hanger

Plastic, wooden, metal hangers


When you purchase an item with a hanger, ask the store to keep the hanger.  Most clothing stores have a box of hangers that they reuse.


Here are a few suggestions on what else you can do with coat hangers

  • Check with your local drycleaners
  • Check with your local secondhand clothing store 
  • Art and craft project
  • Wooden hangers can be made into kindling



Plastic and metal hangers can be recycled. 

How do I recycle it?
  • Plastic hanger - if your plastic hanger has a metal clip. Remove the metal clip. 
Where do I recycle it?


Wooden hangers cannot be recycled yet - but they could be used for kindling.